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    Expo Live - Expo 2020 Dubai

    Innovation Grant - Programme Details

    • 6,900+
      Applications
    • 174
      Countries applied
    • 120
      Global innovators
    • 65
      Countries
    What do we provide?
    The programme will award funds up to USD 100,000 per application depending on the maturity and scalability of innovations. It’s not only about providing innovators with access to financing, successful grant recipients will also be offered the following:
    • NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

      Connecting innovators to an international network of participating nations, corporate partners, regional and global businesses, as well as many millions of anticipated visitors.

    • MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS EXPOSURE

      To increase a project’s global visibility and impact, the Expo Live programme includes extensive marketing and communication exposure, and outreach programmes.

    Evaluation Committee

    Our Global Innovators are selected by an evaluation committee composed of Expo 2020 Dubai partners and other experts.

    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Alexis LeCanuet

      Regional Managing Director, Accenture Middle East & Turkey

      Accenture
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Carla Grifo

      Group Innovation Portfolio Manager

      DP World
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Dierdre O Reilly

      Business Director Expo2020

      SAP MENA
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Dr. Peter Tollkuehn

      Chief Technology Officer

      Siemens
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Gianmario Piasanu

      Managing Director, MENA Region

      Accenture
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Mohannad Samara

      Director Global Digital Business Development

      Etisalat
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Oliver Kraft

      Executive Director of Siemens Expo 2020 Partnership

      Siemens
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Patrick Brannelly

      Emirates Divisional Vice President

      Emirates
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Shyam Mohan

      Start Path Partnerships lead for Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      Mastercard
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Vidya Gugnani

      Co-Innovation Expert, Sap Co-Innovation Lab, Dubai

      SAP MENA LLC
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Vikram Krishna

      Executive VP Head of Group Marketing

      Emirates NBD
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Aman Merchant

      CEO & Co-Founder

      Impact Hub Dubai
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Annina Mattsson

      Director of Programs

      Dubai Cares
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Dr. Amanda Nimon-Peters

      Global Lead for Research

      Hult International Business School
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Dr. Mairo Mandara

      Senior Fellow

      Girl Child
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Dr. Yousef Al Hammadi

      Chief Intelligence Officer

      Special Olympics World Games
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Duncan Onyango

      East Africa Director

      Acumen Fund
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Ghaith Rahman

      Head of Ecosystem Development & Partnerships - AREA 2071

      Dubai Future
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Hadi Saeed Alshakhori

      Technical Advisor

      Badir program technology incubator and accelerator
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Jennifer Colville

      Innovation Team Lead, Arab States

      UNDP
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Najla al Midfa

      CEO

      Sheraa
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Noor Shawwa

      Managing Director

      Endeavor UAE
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Sisira Madurapperuma

      Director of Preparedness and Recovery

      Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
    • Evaluation Committee | Expo 2020 Dubai
      Yijing Wang

      Head of Strategic Partnerships

      China Alliance for Social Value Investment
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Yunsun Chung-Shin

      Associate Professor, Creative Arts & Creative Enterprise

      Zayed University
    • University Innovation Programme - Expo Live
      Manal Albayat

      Chief Community Engagement Officer, Expo 2020

      Expo 2020 Dubai
    • Innovation Impact Grant Programme - Expo Live
      Rashid Mohammed

      Director, Future Technologies, Office of Director General

      Expo 2020 Dubai
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